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How long does granulomatosis with polyangiitis last?

Unfortunately, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis, will not run its course and resolve on its own. It must be treated with medications prescribed by your doctor. Relief from your symptoms can take anywhere from a few days to a few months. Eventually, with treatment, the disease will go into remission. However, be on the lookout for relapse, which occurs in about half of all people with GPA.

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